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Last week, Google began pushing out an update to its Chrome browser that fixes a critical security vulnerability in the browser’s JavaScript engine. Google noted in its blog post about the update that an exploit for this vulnerability is out in the wild. Then, on Monday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security... Read more...
If you weren't a PC gamer when the original Portal released in October of 2007, you probably don't realize the immense impact that the game had. Debuting as part of The Orange Box package, along with the complete version of Half-Life 2 as well as Team Fortress 2, it was arguably the dark horse of the set. Striking... Read more...
Evidence that ASRock is busy working on new AMD RDNA 3 architecture graphics cards has emerged online. Tech site VideoCardz has acquired some exclusive and commendably clear images that appear to be of genuine ASRock Phantom Gaming and Taichi series graphics cards based on the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT SKUs. These... Read more...
Cooler Master announces its upcoming ORB X, a fully immersive multi-purpose station that is being billed as "Where Luxury Meets Technology". The "gaming cockpit" is available right now for waitlist registration. Gaming setups can sometimes be quite extravagant. From desks that double as PCs, to ultrawide screens... Read more...
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a superhero? To fly around, have super strength, teleport, or any of the other plethora of supernatural capabilities outlined in fantasy worlds? Well, thanks to a modder, you can step into the shoes of everyone's favorite web-slinging wall-crawler, Spider-Man! While... Read more...
Solidigm P41 Plus: Starting At $82.99 The Solidigm P41 Plus is an affordable, DRAM-less PCIe 4 Solid State Drive, tuned for low queue depths and mainstream computing workloads. It offers good throughput at very attractive price points. Excellent cost per gigabyte Strong low queue depth performance PCIe 4.0 class transfer speeds with... Read more...
NASA and its international partners began installing a new space botany experiment last week that will help astronauts to learn how to grow fresh food on the International Space Station for several years. The first veggie of choice will be the dwarf tomato, with astronauts testing various fertilizer techniques... Read more...
One of the big tests for Intel and its efforts to be a major third player in the discrete graphics card segment is getting the software right. Key parts of that effort are timely and effective GPU driver updates. As such, it's worth noting that the latest Arc graphics driver aims to give Arc A-series GPU owners a... Read more...
In most cases, it's pretty easy to recognize a phishing scam. Telltale signs include typos, bad grammar, unsolicited attachments, and spoofed email addresses and hyperlinks, to name just a few. So imagine my surprise when I received an email that exhibited none of those traits, at least not initially, in an attempt to... Read more...
The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine has partnered with Intel Labs to conduct a research study on improving brain tumor detection by using a kind of machine learning called Federated ML, or FL (Federated Learning) for short. After two years, the project has demonstrated as much as a 33%... Read more...
Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor turned mass surveillance whistleblower, officially became a Russian citizen in September of this year when Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a decree granting citizenship to Snowden and seventy-four other foreigners residing in the country. Last week, Snowden’s lawyer... Read more...
A new chapter of Fortnite is upon us, and with it comes new Exotic and Mythic items. Be ahead of the pack, and know where to find these alluring and powerful weapons the next time you drop (be sure to thank the bus driver). Chapter four of Fortnite brings about a lot of cool new stuff for gamers to try out in... Read more...
Much has been written about the death of Moore's Law. The "law"—more properly titled an "observation"—was created by one of Intel's founders, Gordon Moore. He noted that the number of components in an integrated circuit was roughly doubling every year, then later revised his observation to every two years in 1975... Read more...
Google is celebrating the season of giving with a feature drop for its Pixel phones and Pixel Watch, with some features expanding to new regions and languages. Let's begin with new features for the Pixel 7 series. Promised during launch, the phones are receiving VPN protection by Google One free of charge. This VPN... Read more...
Carl Pei was one of founders of OnePlus, and his latest smartphone venture has its sights set on the US. Nothing launched its first phone only in international markets, but it has started laying the groundwork for a US launch. Coming to the US is going to mean taking on Apple, and that's a tall order. Pei believes... Read more...
NVIDIA finds itself as the sole player in the next-gen GPU market with its GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card, and that will continue to be the case until AMD releases its Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT to retail next week. Interestingly, and maybe not coincidentally, NVIDIA just lowered the... Read more...
Yet another chapter in the story of Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision-Blizzard is unfolding. We're again talking about the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In November we saw that the FTC was considering a lawsuit to stop the mega-deal. However, recently, Microsoft has been talking about... Read more...
Hardware benchmarks specialist, Basemark, is getting ready to release a new product called ‘GPUScore: In Vitro’. In brief, In Vitro is claimed to be the world’s first ray tracing technology benchmark for mobile devices. The tool has been crafted to provide users and reviewers a good reference point for judging new and... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of the debris left behind from the cataclysmic death of a massive star. Dem L 190 is the brightest supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud and resides approximately 160,000 light-years from Earth. DEM L 190 resembles the "puffs of smoke and sparks from a... Read more...
Pay no mind to Black Friday and Cyber Monday officially having passed because 'tis an entire season of savings. That means many discounts remain, and even more will undoubtedly be added as Christmas comes into full view. And speaking of Christmas, if you're looking to really surprise someone special with a gaming... Read more...
In the latest detection statistics by Dr. Web antivirus for Android, it found that more than two million users were being bamboozled into installing and using certain apps that were actually backdoors for malware, phishing, and adware. These apps were disguised as rewards apps, utilities or system optimizers that... Read more...
Android TV OS drives billions of displays worldwide, allowing people to watch content across platforms, play games, and enjoy all the other features of a smart TV. Now, Google is updating the OS with Android 13 for TV. This release brings improved performance and accessibility for developers, which should help make... Read more...
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